New York Giants: Top News 6/3 – Saquon Barkley is a true leader

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants running back, Saquon Barkley.
Dec 9, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) celebrates with New York Giants offensive guard Jamon Brown (78) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The Giants won 40-16. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning, New York Giants fans!

It was rare to see Odell Beckham Jr. publicly display support for his teammates when he featured on the New York Giants, something Saquon Barkley does very often.

Barkley was asked about Daniel Jones over the weekend, in which he stated his advocation for the rookie passer.

“He’s really in the perfect position,” Barkley said. “You get to come to New York. You get to learn behind Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl MVP, a quarterback who does everything right, and is a leader and captain. When his opportunity comes, he just has to be ready for it.

Being a quarterback in New York is not easy – the constant media attention and negativity, especially after being a questionable draft pick, can often overwhelm a young player. Jones has taken the negativity in stride and has handled the media with ease since being drafted by the Giants.

Jones will sit behind Eli Manning for the next season earning his opportunity to start for the historic franchise. General manager Dave Gettleman has put the future in his hands, and Barkley believes in his new teammate, further stating that the Duke product has been exemplary so far.


Your top Giants news of the day!

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Paul Schwartz (New York Post) – Chad Wheeler not backing down from Giants’ job battle: ‘Still here’

Alexander Wilson (Empire Sports Media) – New York Giants: 3 rookies that could surprisingly earn starting roles

Dan Benton (Giants Wire) – Giants’ Daniel Jones likely to ‘steal’ playing time from Eli Manning?

Henry McKenna (FTW!) – Saquon Barkley on Odell Beckham trade: ‘We’ve even grown more as a team’

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